The Association of Telecom Professionals, ATP, is a non-profit industry association that provides a thriving environment for professional development, making business connections, thought leadership exchange, and supports the promotion and recognition of Georgia’s leadership, innovation, and excellence in the communications industry.
ATP produces an annual event, the ATP Awards Gala, to celebrate and honor Georgia executives for outstanding achievements in the development and deployment of communications technology and related solutions which further enhance and drive the connected world in which we live.
The 2012 ATP Awards Gala will be held at the Cobb Galleria on November 13, with both the VIP and general reception starting at 5:00 pm, followed by a seated dinner and Awards program.
Gary Humphrey/Prosys Information Systems
Gary Humphrey is a Director for the Association of Telecommunications Professionals, where communications and technology professionals connect. Gary is also the Chair for the 2012 ATP Awards Gala. Gary’s daytime role is in sales with Prosys Information Systems in Norcross, GA. Before that, Gary held sales roles with Centurylink and Sprint. Gary graduated from Dunwoody High School and earned a BA in Economics from the University of Georgia. Gary is a resident of Johns Creek and has two children, Drew and Ginny. Drew is a Senior at Georgia Southern University and Ginny is a Freshman at the University of Alabama.
Val Rahmani/Damballa and 2011 ATP of the Year Award Winner
Val Rahmani is the CEO of Damballa, the next generation of internet security. Prior to Damballa, Val served as General Manager of IBM’s Internet Security Systems (ISS) division after leading IBM’s $1.3 billion acquisition of the company. Before that, Val held several general management roles within IBM, including global multi-billion dollar hardware, software and services businesses. Val was born in the United Kingdom and first came to the United States as Executive Assistant to Lou Gerstner, soon after Gerstner became Chairman and CEO of IBM. She holds an MA and a Doctorate in Chemistry from Oxford University in England, and is a competitive aerobatic pilot.
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